Installation

Installation:

  • Check local building codes regarding window well egress standards and requirements.
  • Romo Tech is not responsible for claims resulting from the failure of the contractor or the home owner to properly install or maintain the Romo Tech egress window well.
  • Prior to excavation: Document all underground utilities that may affect the installation of any egress well such as electric, gas, water and or sprinkler systems. Call before you dig.
  • Keep heavy equipment a minimum of 10 feet away from egress, a finished building product that needs protected.

Excavation:

  • Dig the area centered across the window opening to allow adequate work space and clearance for the window well.
  • Drainage is required. If perimeter drainage system exists, tie into this system by means of a 6″ capped pipe extension up from the drain line to the base of the well. ( see Fig A) Drainage components not supplied. If no drainage exists, then an area below the well should be excavated to the top of the footing and filled with pea stone or clean free-draining rock or else make provision to direct drainage away from the egress into well drained soil.
  • Direct roof down spouts away from egress in order to divert roof run-off water from egress.

 

Mounting:

  • Mark two lines ( see Fig B) one on each side of the window at the dimension shown. Position the edges of the egress well flanges along within these vertical lines.
  • Exceeding flange width placement shown in patter (B) of your well will cause the cover not to fit properly.
  • Install using 3/8″ x 2 3/4″ or larger wedge anchors or Tapcon screws ( not provided ) into the pre-formed hole location on each flange. MUST USE A FENDER WASHER (not provided) on the outside of the egress flange with each wedge anchor or Tapcon screw. Install by working from top of each flange to bottom of flange ( see Fig C)
  • Since the egress walls are flexible, internal shoring during backfill is strongly recommended. ( see Fig D) Allow internal shoring to remain in place until the structure is ready for occupancy inspection.

Post- installation Requirements:

  • Using pea stone, backfill the well by hand stating at the farthest area from the foundation. Evenly distribute the stone as you fill the well. Also fill the inside of the well to the desired elevation. ( Fig A )
  • Top 6″ can be backfilled with top soil.
  • Slope final grade away from egress in all directions.
  • Avoid locating down spouts or sump pump discharge near egress.

Egress Safety- Cover:

  • A Romo Tech egress well cover should always be installed to insure well safety and prevent accidental entry.
  • A cover will provide debris, weather and safety protection.

 

NEVER PUT ANYTHING ON TOP OF COVER TO HOLD IT DOWN

 

Model 7656 Egress Well

 

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  • Fits 3-5 foot wide slider or casement windows
  • Egress well and the built in steps, both code compliant
  • Larger size allows more natural light into the basement for improved living.
  • One-piece construction
  • Allows for quick and simple installation
  • Eliminates water leaks that can occur in multiple-piece designs
  • Mounting flanges ( pre-drilled) attach directly to the foundation
  • Drainage area can be used for growing plants and flowers for further visual enhancement.

 

Model 6244 Egress Well

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  • Fits 32″ to 48″ wide slider or casement windows.
  • Egress well and Ladder is IRC code compliant.
  • Modular design allows you to add wall height in multiple heights of 14″. Add modules as needed.
  • Lightweight modules are easy to handle and install.

 

Safety covers are all sold separately

  • Egress must be installed per instructions for cover to fit properly.
  • Proper shoring is required on all egress installations.

 

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